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UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions

UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions

May 22, 2018

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders joined with UVM Medical Center Nurses May 12 to work toward improving staffi...

Shutdown puts aid and grants at risk

Shutdown puts aid and grants at risk

January 22, 2018

UVM will feel the impact of the federal government shutdown if it is not resolved within the next few ...

Medicare for All Act can’t last

James Simpson

November 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Vermont's beloved Sen. Bernie Sanders has once again introduced a Medicare for All Act with the hopes of expanding healthcare access to every American. While bringing affordable healthcare to all Americans is a noble cause, a single-payer system is not the way to go. Under a single-payer system, healthcare serv...

Santa invests in “clean coal” this Christmas

Santa invests in “clean coal” this Christmas

Lily Spechler

December 8, 2016

Filed under Opinion

It’s that time of year again: Christmas cheer is in the air. However, it seems we’ve got ...

Biden, Sanders, and other local appearances

Biden, Sanders, and other local appearances

October 26, 2016

This has been a big week at UVM. Not only did the Vice President of the United States step f...

Point Counterpoint: Is Sanders’ fiscal policy feasible? Counterpoint: Let’s be real, Ryan would be a better choice

Point Counterpoint: Is Sanders’ fiscal policy feasible? Counterpoint: Let’s be real, Ryan would be a better choice

Joey Brown

March 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion

With an uninspiring set of candidates for the Republican Party’s lineup, and one man whose hands are far...

Point Counterpoint: Is Sanders’ fiscal policy feasible? Point: Endorse Sen. Sanders’ and support fiscal equality

Point Counterpoint: Is Sanders’ fiscal policy feasible? Point: Endorse Sen. Sanders’ and support fiscal equality

March 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The focal points of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign are economic issues such as income and wealth i...

Sanders’ fictitious compassionate socialism

Joey Brown

March 17, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In the 2000 presidential election, George W. Bush made popular the term “compassionate conservatism," rightly regarded by ideological conservatives, among whom Bush is not, as an attack against the rest of the conservative movement. Were they not, as they must have supposed, compassionate already? And what does it m...

Don’t shame women voting for men

Don’t shame women voting for men

March 2, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Many people have told me that wanting to vote for Bernie Sanders is just a phase. They cite different...

Sanders fans: if Clinton makes it, don’t back down

Ariana Arden

February 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I would like to make a statement that may shock our liberal readers: Hillary Clinton isn’t the devil. Yeah, we’re all “feeling the Bern,” but we have to face the fact that there’s a possibility Sanders won’t win the Democratic nomination. It’s obviously too soon to tell who will pull ahead, but I ...

Sanders places second in Iowa Caucus

Sanders places second in Iowa Caucus

February 3, 2016

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders nearly matched former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Iowa Caucus Feb. 1, according to the Associated Press. Sanders had ...

<p>Trump rally in Burlington met with local opposition</p>

Trump rally in Burlington met with local opposition

January 9, 2016

Before Donald Trump took the stage at his Burlington campaign rally, a voice boomed over a loudspeaker in the Flynn Theater: “If there is a protester beside you, please throw your ha...

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